I love the Ballet Beautiful Foundation, this is evidenced by my previous posts on Mary Helen Bowers' other DVDs Classic 60-Minute Workout and Ballet Beautiful Blast Series. Mary Helen Bowers trained Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan. I haven't seen this movie but I have seen pictures and I certainly have felt and seen the results of using the Ballet Beautiful program in my life! This DVD is the same workout as the Classic 60-Minute Workout, just marketed to those outside of the dance realm rather than dancers only. I realized this after recognizing all of the workouts. A fantastic DVD but you'll probably want to avoid owning both the Total Body Workout and the Classic 60-Minute Workout since they are basically the same thing. :)
This DVD is updated to have the matrix menu option that allows you to choose what segments you do and what order you do them in! It's fantastic! Anyone can do these workouts! They are not classical ballet, they are to help condition and form your muscles like a ballet body. She does move quickly, but speed will come over time, as long as you are doing the exercises you will definitely get a workout! Also I would recommend pausing the DVD (if you have time) whenever she stretches and take a little longer on some of the stretches or get a drink of water.
The workouts target specific areas and muscles! One of my sisters joined me for this workout and made the observation halfway through, "Wow, this is really targeting all the areas I need!" When working out on our own we so often don't push ourselves through the areas that need the most work in strengthening, toning, or stretching. Mary Helen Bowers helps you through those areas and doesn't go easy! All of the segments are short, and all of them burn! Below is a list of the workout segments included on this DVD.
- Bridge Series
- Inner Thigh
- Outer Thigh
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Happy Training! à bientôt!